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    November 7, 2012
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>> with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work we have to do and the future that lies ahead. >> coming up, the voters have spoken and decided to give president obama four more years in the white house. we have a live report from his victory speech and more on the big races in the d.c. area. good morning washington. it's 5:00 a.m..
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>> so glad you're with us on this wednesday morning november 7. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm cynne simpson. let's get right over to jacqui jeras with the latest on this chilly forecast. >> yeah, it's cold. we're on snowflake watch for later on today. the first flakes. season will be possible by this evening. we've got a little moisture out there right now, but for the most part, it's going to be a cloudy, windy, and cold date. once we get through the coastal storm, we'll have a warmer weekend ahead. that's the good news. let's start you out, though, by showing you some of the moisture. we're seeing it over the delmarva peninsula and into the chesapeake bay. all that i've seen so far has been rain, not snow, so tweet me if you're seeing a few snowflakes mixed in. but i think for the most part, that will happen later this afternoon and this evening. 41 at reagan national. 37 at dulles. this will mostly be an event to the east of us. temperatures holding pretty steady in the upper 30's to lower 40's. some of that rain could change
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over to some snow tonight. but little to know accumulation expected. things should be fine on the roadways other than being a little bit wet. speaking of roadways, hopefully they're good this morning. let's check on traffic now. hey, jamie. >> fabulous, jacqui. >> right now no problems on 66 the toll road, out of fret ricksburg. through stafford, not seeing any delays. you look good here live in the springfield camera. continuing on to 395 and over the 14th street bridge, nice, easy trip so far. making the travels on washington boulevard, george washington parkway baltimore-washington new yorkway, no worries. downtown on pennsylvania avenue, that looks great. from 270 between frederick and the beltway,we're near speeds too. cynne, steve, back to you. >> it is the costliest presidential campaign in history. it's over now, and president obama is staying put.
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voters decided to give him another four years in the white house. >> the president surpassed the 270 electoral votes which were needed for re-election. our brianne carter live outside the white house with reaction from the president, as well as from mitt romney. brianne, good morning. >> good morning to you. it was a big night for president barack obama. cheers erupted there in chicago and here in washington, d.c., as the numbers started to come in. it was virginia and ohio that really made it clear to the president's campaign that he would be back here at the white house for the next four years. now, during his victory speech, the president said he is more determined and more inspired to get back to work. he also talked a lot about working across the aisle more about partisanship happening during his next four years. now, as we know, this was a long, hard fought campaign and it was another long night as these election results came in. meanwhile, a much more somber tone in massachusetts as mitt romney learned the results as well. speaking to supporters he said
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that he tried hard to be the man to lead this country for the next four years, but that voters decided to go in a different direction. but there were cheers here outside of the white house as hundreds started to gather as the numbers started coming in. those cheers were echoed there in chicago, the president talking about what will happen in his next term. >> we remain more than a collection of red space and blue space. we are and forever will be the united states of america. together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god bless you. >> now, mitt romney also thanking his supporters. the president saying that he looks forward to sitting down with mitt romney in the coming weeks and talking about moving forward about the next four yours. now, one other note we have this morning is that we hear from democratic sources, the
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one person that the president called between learning the numbers and that he had been victorious in this race and giving that victory speech, president bill clinton. reporting live outside the white house, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. president obama again will be dealing with a divided congress. democrats have maintained control of the senate, and republicans again controlling the house. among the most pressing matters, the so-called fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to hit in january. economists have warned if they aren't averted, the nation could face another recession. we turn to battleground virginia. democrat tim kaine has defeated republican george allen in the virginia u.s. senate race. >> kaine received more than 50% of the vote. after his victory was announced, he spoke to supporters in richmond. >> our victory tonight proves that it's the number of people who stand with you not the number of zeroes behind the check.
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>> we honestly and vigorously advocated our principles and offered a clear vision for the future. we saw to reinvigorate our country. >> the two former governors vied for the seat of retiring democratic senator jim webb. the millions of dollars spent on campaign ads paid off for supporters of three controversial measures on maryland's ballot. >> voters approved expanding gambling in the state, and john gonzalez joins us live at national harbor, a proposed site for a new casino. john? >> cynne, steve, $80 million spent in advertising for those for and against gambling here in the state of maryland. in the end the major measures really, you know took the lead early and never lost it. and we understand that two of them were very close. now, maryland voters of course, decided, and the majority chose question six and seven, even though opponents of same-sex marriage collected
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nearly three times the signatures needed in a petition earlier this year to put this referendum on the ballot. six wins was a slight margin. the associated press reporting 52% took 48%. now, the vote means same-sex marriages can begin as early as january 1. >> it is a complete sea change where we have been losing these for years, we're finally seeing the tide turning and it makes us incredibly optimistic for the future. >> as for question seven well, the celebration ran late here at the national harbor, which included five works. maryland will get that new casino. all indications aimed toward an m.g.m. grand resort here in prince george's county opening up in 2016. now, the addition of table games have been added statewide. that can start as early as next year. now, the dream act which was question four on the maryland ballot yesterday, well that one a little -- that won a
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little more convincingly. it took the lead early and next lost t. the question for the dream art, which means children of undocumented workers can now pay in-state few sandigs go to college. by popular vote, maryland becomes the first state in the country to approve the dream act. reporting live at the national harbor this morning, john gonzalez abc 7 news. >> john, thanks so much. it's 5:09 right now. to want get back over to jummy at the live desk this morning, following a fire in prince george's county. >> cynne and steve twee have video just in to the abc 7 newsroom of that fire from the fairmont heights section of prince george's county. this fire happened in that two-story home you see there. this is located along the 5300 block of sheriff road. what we do know is that two men were taken from the home. one had to be medevacced for smoke inhalation, and the other was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. we don't know if anyone else was in the home or if anyone else was injured or how this
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fire started. this is all information we're awaiting from prince george's county fire officials. once again, fire in a two-story home on sheriff road in fairmont heights. as soon as we get any more information, we'll make sure to update this story as well. back to you. >> we appreciate it, as always. it's 5:10 right now, 38 degrees. >> still ahead -- the stories of some determined voters on election day including how one pregnant woman didn't even let labor get in ♪ ♪ [ male announcer
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>> 5:13 this morning. temperatures in the upper 30's to lower 40's. a chilly start here, and we're on snowflake watch, in for the first snowflakes of the season. that's possible later today. meteorologist adam caskey is out in storm chaser 7. things just cloudy out there right now. hey, adam. >> yeah, cloudy, but the wind is picking up. we're outside the washington monument here on the national mall. we'll actually take a closer look at the flags that surround the monument, and that will give you a good clue as to how the wind is picking up. it's not a windy morning, but you will notice that wind gradually increasing. out here in the open especially around the monument you can see the flags starting to whip there. the winds will be at about 10 to 20 miles per hour out of the north throughout the day today, with some higher gusts, as the
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coastal storm starts to ramp up. currently the coastal storm is just east of the tidewater region of virginia off shore. i'm going to get to the forecast in one second. first let's take a look at a beautiful picture from my facebook friend, mike. he posted this last night on my facebook page. i just love it. look at the beautiful sunset we had. the clouds started to roll in. with that low-angle light from the sin, it gave us the nice, pink color through the clouds. those clouds around sunset last night were actually in relation to this developing nor'easter that's off the shoreline. what's this storm going to do to our weather around here? it's going to be a cloudy and blustery day today, and cool. high temperatures, the best we can do is lower 40's today. we have some areas of light rain over the eastern shore and also in southern maryland, some areas of light rain. but i am expecting for the evening drive home, a little bit of light snow around the washington area. but i'm not expecting any accumulation, just wet roadways and maybe a little patch of white here and there in some grassy spots. steve and cynne? >> all right got to get the
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year, and then decided to call in 7 on your side. see what happened when we got the case, tonight at 5:00. >> all right, leon, thanks so much. it's 5:17 now. an elderly man who nearly died while voting in suburban detroit doing all right this morning. he was at a government office on monday filling out his absentee ballot when his heart stopped beating. he also stopped breathing there. a nurse who had also gone there to vote was able to revive him. when the man awoke the first question he asked -- did i vote? it turns out he had filled out his ballot. he then went to the hospital for more treatment. a pregnant illinois woman did not let labor pains stop her from voting in the first presidential election. >> elections officials say her water had broken and her contractions were about five minutes apart when she stopped to vote on her way to the hospital. she said she breathed through her contractions while she voted. she then drove herself to the hospital -- >> what! >> after casting her ballot. that's how you get it done. >> that is amazing. >> wow.
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all right, you're going to need a little commitment this morning to get through. it's cold out there, especially for people who walk or ride their bicycles. >> i'm getting some complaints this morning that we're not ready. we're talking snowflakes, the first flakes of the season, but no accumulation is really expected here. you head up into baltimore, maybe a little bit, especially on the grassy areas, philadelphia for sure getting in with maybe three to five inches. we're dealing with a little bit of light rain this morning, mostly along the eastern shore and the delmarva. calvert and st. mary's county getting a couple of sprinkles. don't be surprised if there's a snowflake or two mixed in. but i think the better shot is going to happen late this afternoon or early this evening, continuing into tonight. so there's the winter weather advisory in effect for northeastern maryland. it does not include washington, d.c., or our metro area. they could see one to three inches in the grassy area. but for the most part, the
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ground temperatures are pretty warm. 41 degrees at reagan national. 37 at dulles. 37 in manassas. 37 in culpeper. 34 in winchester. 35 degrees in martinsburg. here's your satellite and radar picture, and there you can see our coastal system still kind of not quite real strong, at least not in terms of the wind. the brunt of this thing is going to move up towards the jersey shore and on up into new england. that's where the strong winds are going to be, the heavier rain and more snow into the sbrur. this is the futurecast one computer model really shows that, for the most part, this is i-95 and eastward type of a system. we're going to get off pretty easy overall. you're going to feel the winds picking up, gusting 25, 30 miles per hour. it's going to be out of here pretty quickly by tomorrow. great-looking weekend ahead. so today is going to be raw and cool, cloudy and breezy with light rain and snow, especially to the east. temperatures in the upper 30's to lower 40's. very little change in our temperature today. cloudy with light rain, probably changing over to a
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little snow, especially to the east tonight 28 to 34. and there's a look at your 7-day forecast. still blustery for thursday, but i think we're going to be dry for most of the day. warming it up with sunshine by friday. look at the weekend. got to love those 60's. they're going to be back. so hang on the next 24 hours, and it will be all good from here on out. let's check on traffic this morning with jamee. >> good advice. we'll look to the future, jacqui. right now, pretty quiet around the region. do have one incident, 210, indian head highway reported to be northbound near fort washington road. that was just reported. crews are on their way to check it out. keep you posted. no problems on the beltway, virginia, or maryland. the entire beltway checks out fine. volume on the increase on 95, as you can see, coming out of newington toward the beltway, but lanes open between fredericksburg and the beltway. definitely like to see that. like to see this through bethesda, no troubles here. looking good 95 and 270. back to you.
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>> 5:21 right now. a new laptop uses google's own operating system. >> and a new video game brings back a popular action hero. abc's rob nelson has more. >> in today's "tech bytes," election night goes viral, as the election was called last night, twitter's traffic spiked at more than 327,000 tweets per minute and more than half a million people have retweeted the president's celebratory message, the most retweeted message ever. after a five-year hiatus, master chief is back, the halo super soldier returns in "halo 4," a game which went on sale yesterday. more than 46 million halo games have been sold since the series began. and samsung's latest laptop may give tablets a cost for the money. it has a full keyboard, track board, and runs google docs. >> the big news here is that this is a $249 laptop. this is huge news.
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i mean it's $80 less than the new ipad mini. >> the code book goes on sale this week. i'm rob nelson.
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>> 5:26 right now. as new york and new jersey slowly recover from hurricane sandy, the area getting ready for another round of bad weather. >> new york city officials evacuating hundreds of people from four nursing homes in a storm-battered area. while the nor'easter not expected to be as bad as sandy, officials are worried about first responders being stretched too thin. airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights out of new york city already for today. now, it's 5:26. it's 39 degrees. we've got much more news here on "good morning washington" starting at 5:30. >> still ahead, more live reports on election results. we're going to have reaction from president obama.
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>> with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> straight ahead, president obama sounds determined to change the feeling of politics as usual in washington. good morning to you, washington. it's wednesday, november 7. i'm cynne simpson. >> and i'm steve chevy enee. let's get right to jacqui engineers with our forecast. >> later on today, the first snowflakes of the season. but don't get too excited about that if you're a snow lover, because it's not going to amount to a whole heck of a lot. our best chances are east of the metro area. otherwise, today will be cloudy, windy, cool.
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we'll have a little light rain mixed in at times as well. but we get through the coastal storm, and it's going to be much warmer by the weekend. so better weather is ahead. it's 41 degrees right now at reagan national. you can see some of the light rain off to the east. temperatures staying pretty steady throughout much of the day today, in the lower 40's to upper 30's. best chance of that snow mixing in, i would think that would come late this afternoon and tonight. might even see a changeover, potential for a little bit of collection into the grassy areas, but i think the roadways will be fine. they'll just be wet. speaking of road reys, -- roadways, hopefully they're fine. >> not too much to tell you about, but a little bit of the volume this early on. we see commuters in the frederick area for 270 southbound, but early birds leave and they get a little bit of delay through urbana and hyattstown. however, they miss the traffic further along as you extend south out of clarksburg and rockville and the lane divide. the rest of 270 good, quiet.
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we have a crash on 210 indian head highway. northbound 210 at fort washington road, police are still there. if you're using 210 and heading up toward the beltway. route 4 and 5, that checks out fine. maryland 95 northbound tweer b.w.i. airport with a crash. southbound lanes open. in virginia, 95, that's nice and quiet right now. cynne, steve, back to you. >> all right, thanks so much jamee. 5:32 right now. after a brutal and bitter campaign, president obama fights his way to another four years in the white house. it was one of the costliest campaigns ever. >> yes billions of dollars spent, ballots still being tail i'd, but president obama finished with nearly 100 more electoral votes. however, he held a very narrow margin in the popular vote, about 50% to 48%. brianne carter is outside the white house with more reaction from the winner and mitt romney. >> good morning to you, cynne and steve. it was a long, drawn-out campaign for both candidates, and it was another long night
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for both sides as well, as they watched the numbers come in. it turned out to be a big night for president barack obama. we understand that as these numbers started to come in, it was an electric mood there in chicago, as cheers and chants erupted there as they learned that president obama would be back here for another four years. now, he made more than 300 electoral votes more than that 270 needed to win the presidency again. and talking about those battleground states, that is what people were focused on last night, the early returns. they were pretty much as expected, and then it came down to those key states. we're talking about florida, ohio and virginia, and we know now that the president nearly sweeping those battleground states enough to make him victorious last night. now, mitt romney, it was a much different mood there in massachusetts at his party. we understand a much more somber mood as well. mitt romney had a gracious concession speech and went on to congratulate the president, saying that he had called him
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to congratulate him as well. take a listen to both campaigns, as they spoke to supporters. >> i believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love, it doesn't matter whether you're black or white or hispanic or asian or native american or young or old or rich or poor, abled, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in america if you're willing to try. >> and i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is over. but our principles endure. >> and the president is expected to be back here in washington later this afternoon . in terms of the next four years, well, we'll have to see how that will pan out in terms of working with congress because the landscape of
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capitol hill, really we're talking about the house and the senate in terms of the majority there, not much change after last night's election. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> early figures suggest fewer people voted this year compared to the record turnout in 2008 when president obama won his first term. that data is from 90% of the votes have been counted. in some states, the turnout appears to be substantially lower. in some states, it was even lower than in 2004. >> turn now to battleground virginia. democrat tim kaine has defeated republican george allen in the virginia u.s. senate race. kaine received 52% of the vote. the outcome keeps the seat in democratic hands. allen was thwarted in his bid to regain the seat he lost six years ago. the two former governors vied for the seat of retiring jim webb. >> mill yons of dollars spent
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on campaign ads in maryland for three big ballot measures paid off. >> voters approved all three, including same-sex marriage and expanding gambling. this continues our coverage live at national harbor now, the proposed site for a new las vegas-style casino. john gonzalez? >> cynne and steve, that is right. millions of dollars were spent in advertising for all three of these issues, really question six, seven, and four with the dream act. you can call it a clean sweep. maryland voters have decided, and the majority voted for questions six and seven. i got it tell you, these races were very close last night, even though opponents of same-sex marriage collected nearly three times the signatures needed in a petition earlier this year to put this referendum on the ballot. question six wins with a slight margin. the associated press reporting 52% to 48%. the vote means same-sex marriages can begin as early as the first of the year. as for question six, the celebration ran late here at the national harbor, which
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included fireworks. maryland will get that new casino. all indications aim toward an m.g.m. grand resort here in prince george's county opening up in 2016. the vote also means that there will be the addition of table games, like roulette and blackjack statewide starting as early as next year. >> the money for education, it's going to help build -- it's going to healthcare and jobs and jobs and jobs. >> now, with mower of a convincing win it was question four last night, the dream act, which means that children of undocumented workers can now pay in-state tuition and go to college. by popular vote, maryland becomes the first state in the country to approve the dream act. live at the national harbor this morning, john gonzalez, abc 7 news.
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>> thanks so much. firefighters quickly knocked down a fire, this on top of a parking garage at 1101 wilson boulevard just a little bit after 2:00 this morning. at this point, no word on how the fire started, but we are told that there were no injuries. >> it's 5:38 right now. still much more coming up this morning on "good morning washington." a very grateful president obama thanking the ladies in his life for standing by him during the tedious election process. >> but he did -- didn't make the same promise to his daughters he made four years ago. were you eating smoked sausage in here? no! could have gotten me one. i did. try the unmistakable flavor of dunkin' donuts smoked sausage breakfast sandwich. hurry in today. america runs on dunkin'.
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>> right here in beautiful downtown silver springs, saying good morning, washington! >> and good morning, washington. i'm meteorologist jacqui jeras on this wednesday morning, the day of our costal storm we've been telling you about for so long now. it's all kind of coming together. but this is mostly in eastern -- this is eastly an eastern event for us. much of the metro area not going to get out with too much here. we're getting light rain already being reported into calvert and st. mary's county, over towards the eastern shore. what you're seeing down towards fredericksburg, i don't think any of that is reaching the ground, maybe a little sprinkle and that's about it.
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the main event coming in later on this afternoon and this evening, when we'll start to see some of that change over into snow, but little to no accumulation expected for us. 37 right now at dulles. 41 in d.c. it's really north and east of here that we'll get the brunt of this and get some snow up into philadelphia and very strong winds up towards new york city. today, cloudy and breezy light rain and snow with temperatures pretty stead. our winds could gust to 25 or 30 miles per hour. saying breezy for tomorrow. but look at the weekend. things are looking much better with 60 degree temperatures. let's check on traffic now this morning with jamee whitten. sorry, back to the news desk actually. >> thanks so much. it's 5:42 right now. we're looking at 39 degrees. >> we have much more coming up here on "good morning washington" this morning. we're getting a better idea of how many vehicles were damaged during sandy. >> also, how numbers compare to the nation's last major zears.
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>> 5:46 right now. president obama thanking a lot of people in his second victory speech. >> he thanked his wife, first lady michelle obama, for marrying him 20 years ago and said he's proud to watch the rest of america fall in love with her as well. and he thanked his two daughters. >> sasha and malia, the -- before our very eyes, you're growing up to become two strong smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom and i am so proud of you guys. but i will say that for now, one dog is probably enough. >> you'll remember four years ago in his victory speech, the president promised the girls they would have a new puppy on pennsylvania avenue, and they got him, first dog bo, now at
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the white house. he's become a fan favorite. >> and paul ryan's sons and nephew found a way to pass the time. there they are, this is in ohio. they played a little football on the tarmac at the cleveland airport. ryan attended another event in richmond before heading to boston to watch the returns with mitt romney. >> president obama's former nanny reacting to his victory. the trans gender person was mr. obama's nanny when he was a child in indonesia. she said, i'm very please and had proud. i hope mr. barack can lead better compared to his first term in the presidency. also checking news around the nation, a man long considered the prime suspect in the disappearance of a new york city boy is being released from a pennsylvania prison after serving time on child molestation charges. 6-year-old etan patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his
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manhattan home for a bus stop. authorities say convicted pedophile jose ramos was considered the prime suspect. a new suspect was charged earlier this year. >> penn state's former president set to be arraigned today on charges he tried to cover up the child sex abuse scandal. graham spanier was charged with perjury, endangering the welfare of children. pressures say he conspired to conceal complaints against jerry sandusky. sandusky, of course, serving a long prison sentence after being convicted in june. >> the man behind the anti-muslim film the obama administration blamed for the attacks in benghazi is expected in court today. the hearing will determine whether the california resident violated his probation in a bank fraud case. he denied eight alleged probation violations, including the use of aliases and lying about his role in the movie. he's now being held without bail. when your child was born may determine how likely they are to succeed as a future c.e.o.
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>> and the bailout of the auto industry helps get president obama re-elected. linda bell joins us now from bloomberg in new york to explain. linda, good morning. >> hello to you, steve and cynne. you're exactly right, president obama won the key swing states of michigan and ohio as support for the auto bailouts helped bring him to victory. 56% of americans considered the bailout of chrysler and g.m. good for the u.s. economy, and this comes as ford and g.m. just posted a combined $12 billion in pretax income and profit this year through september for the north american operations. and speaking of cars, new estimates from car fax indicate the number of vehicles flooded by sandy may exceed the number of cars destroyed by hurricane katrina. if this is the case, sandy would be the single largest disaster to ever impact the country's vehicles. it's important to note, if you're ever in the market for a used car in the near future, check for signs of water damage. and finally, if you aspire for your baby to be a leader one day like president obama, it
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helps if they were not born during the summer. citing a study from the researchers in british column bark "the philadelphia inquirer" says summer babies or those born in june or july are less likely to make it up the corporate ladder. that is, they are typically younger than others in their class and older kids in the same grade tend to do better and take on more leadership roles in the -- later in life. that is business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i'm linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thanks so much, linda. both of you guys gasping with disgust, as she says summer babies aren't going to be c.e.o.'s. >> june, july. >> me, too. >> i'm december. and my daughter is a december baby and she's the top of her class. >> all right. >> i'll take you guys there, don't worry. >> what's happening with the weather? >> oh, my goodness it's cloudy out there right now. but we are going to be seeing some changes ahead. we've got our coastal storm we've been talking about that's
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starting to nudge in, going to bring us light rain, and yes, probably the first snowflakes of the season as well. but don't get too excited. this is not a big winter storm, very little to no accumulation can be expected. cloudy start this morning, and we're definitely on the cool side. 41 at reagan national. we've got 37 in manassas. 37 in culpeper this morning. gaithersburg at 36. 33 in hagerstown. and it's 38 at b.w.i. speaking of baltimore, one to three inches possible there today. it's really the northeastern part of maryland that's going to get hit with potentially accumulating snow. i think the roadways are going to be fine. the grassy areas are going to get a little bit. even north and east of there, they'll see heavier amounts. philadelphia could be pushing three to five inches or so. here's the moisture already trying to sneak its way in across the eastern shore and into the delmarva. that is going to move in here later on this morning, but i think it's all going to stay light rain until maybe this evening. we'll start to see the
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transition. there you can see the storm system itself still kind of ramping up right now. i do think the northeastern part of the country is going to get hit much, much harder than we are. new york city on up towards new england, they'll see heavier showers go along with it. a little concerned about coastal flooding for those folks from sandy. this is the computer model forecast. this is just one. keep in mind as i step through the future, just keep in mind i think the timing is very good. however, i do think that some of that snow pulling in on this forecast might spread a little further west than what's really going to happen. so this will stick around into early tomorrow morning start to clear on out, and we'll see some sunshine then in our seven-day forecast. today looking for cloudy skies, breezy conditions, light rain and snow, especially east. temperatures pretty steady, upper 30's to low 40's. for tonight, light rain, maybe the changeover overall, but again, not amounting to much. it's going to get so much better once we get through
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today. i'd like to connect with you facebook twitter, send me your photos. if you see any snow snakes, send them to me. adam caskey, we all know he loves the snow and couldn't help himself but get out in storm chaser 7 this morning on snowflake watch. hey, adam. >> yeah, not expecting any flakes this morning, but later on today, for the drive home that's when i think people will run into a few snowflakes, wet snowflakes. shouldn't really cause any problems, but on the grassy surfaces, that's where i think we'll have the minor accumulation. we're down here on the national mall. folks jogging early this morning. there is a bit of a breeze that's starting to pick up, as expected from this coastal storm system that's developing and continuing to intensify. we're going to push in here on the flags that wrap around the washington monument and surround it. notice they are actually whipping a little bit. we do have winds at about 10 miles per hour. the wind will increase and pick up throughout the day today, blustery, cold day, high temperatures only in the lower 40's.
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then we have the precipitation to talk about, a little bit of light rain this morning. i think we'll see some changeover to light snow later in the afternoon and especially the evening hours tonight, but not much in terms of overall precipitation falling in general. so even what we do see in terms of snow will be minor. the accumulations will be confined to just a few grassy patches here and there. but on the roadways, they should just be wet later on today for the evening commute. this looks like a very low-impact situation for the metro area. my snow excitement factor, on a scale of one to 10, a one. a simple one with this system. but as jacqui mentioned, combrufmentes the next couple of days. we'll warm up and see a lot of sun. back to jamee with the commute. how we rolling? >> not so bad around the beltway. maryland, 95 northbound, we had a crash near b.w.i. airport, it's cleared to the shoulder, and i'm not seeing any delays. now, i do want to take you live to springfield, north on 95 out of newington. however, on the map, we are
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jammed north from a crash at quantico dumfries area. cynne, steve, back to you. >> all right, thanks so much. it's 5:54 right now, 39 degrees. >> coming up -- even presidential candidates have to eat, so what did mitt romney and paul ryan order?
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>> 5:47 right nousm redskins players have their coach's back. mike shanahan was criticized for comments that some viewed as writing off the season as the redskins lost to carolina sunday. shanahan said his comments were misinterpreted and now the players are rallying behind their coach. co-captain london fletcher said shanahan was a proven winner and is not the type of person to give up on a season. signs of hope coming from the nhl as the lockout now enters day 53. negotiations between the league and the players association lasted more than seven hours. it went so well that both sides agreed to return for more talks today. nobody is sharing the details, but it is the second round of talks in four days now. cameras often catch presidential candidates paying surprise visits to restaurants when they're out on the campaign trail. >> mitt romney and paul ryan stopped for a little fast food, and now we know what they prefer at wendy's. >> a quarter pounder without cheese.
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we're tofplge i'll pay your way. >> yeah, i'll do a number one with everything on it, with cheese. >> all right he did order a side salad there after placing his order. romney talked with one of the restaurant's supervisors by phone, saying they picked wendy's because it began in ohio. there's a thought process behind every decision on the campaign trail. >> there is no stone left unturned when it comes to coverage of the election. now you know what they preferred at wendy's. another hour of news starts right now on this wednesday morning. all of the one of the coolliest campaigns in u.s. history ends with president obama getting four more years. our brianne carter is live at the white house with reaction from both of the candidates. >> plus, our john gonzalez live at national harbor, where maryland gamble and